Christophe Bailleux reported on bugtraq that Xvt is vulnerable to a
buffer overflow in its argument handling. Since Xvt is installed
setuid root, it was possible for a normal user to pass
carefully-crafted arguments to xvt so that xvt executed a root shell.
This problem has been fixed by the maintainer in version 2.1-13 of xvt
for Debian unstable and 2.1-13.0potato.1 for the stable Debian
We recommend that you upgrade your xvt package immediately.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
MD5 checksum: af96d56c54e9cc37c33ad94fce9a046e
MD5 checksum: 7d764dc9635c0c0fe71528dbde31ad7e
MD5 checksum: 5727ba381c87361431da3a97ab6034c0
MD5 checksum: 2c8b053d550288ccae711af15f7c7fa1
MD5 checksum: 2c48de17edf03a25f81bdf4fbf680788
Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 3fe8465dac109969c871f264d847d467
Motorola 680x0 architecture:
MD5 checksum: ce3fb43ff3245fff81c074e67766573b
MD5 checksum: 51aee01c7f2b4cfa9f4a6b1fec1edfb7
Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: 04c3f9ebcbe1cbfcbdce9fecef1b4d1e
These files will be moved into the stable distribution on its next